Title: The Future of Work: Agility, Communication and Leadership
Brandon Maslan and Jennifer K. Hill speak with futurist and best-selling author, Alexandra Levit, about the future of work. Alex shares that the leader of the future will need to be someone who is agile and that the old hierarchical strategy is becoming extinct. She also discusses that a mature attitude and a willingness to be vulnerable is critical for the leaders of the future.
She explains that what matters to Generation Z and Millennials is going to differ from that of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. She goes on to say that the more stagnant companies and leaders will not survive in this new frontier.
The future of work, Alex says, is going to require continuous learning and curiosity. She suggests that the hybrid workforce, with employees being able to spend part of their time working from home and part of their time working in the office, will be the way of the future.
Alexandra Levit is the founder and CEO of Inspiration at Work, a woman-owned consulting business with the goal of preparing organizations and their employees to be competitive and marketable in the future business world. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, and Forbes, Alexandra has authored several books, including the international bestseller They Don’t Teach Corporate in College and Humanity Works: Merging People and Technologies for the Workforce of the Future.
Alexandra recently received a certificate in strategic foresight from the University of Houston. She consults and writes on leadership development, human resources, technology adoption, entrepreneurship, innovation, career and workplace trends on behalf of numerous Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Canon, Deloitte, DeVry University, Intuit, SilkRoad, and Staples, and has spoken on these topics at hundreds of organizations around the world including Abbott, ADP, Bank of America, Cardinal Health, Campbell Soup, Exelon, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Human Capital Institute, McDonalds, Microsoft, PepsiCo, the Society of Human Resource Management, and Whirlpool.
In the last several years, Alexandra has conducted proprietary research on the future of work, technology adoption, the millennial generation, gender differences and bias, and the skills gap. She also served as a member of Business Roundtable’s Springboard Project, which advised the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Defense on current employment issues.
Alexandra is also a frequent national media spokesperson and is regularly featured in outlets including USA Today, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC News, CNBC, Forbes, the Associated Press, and Glamour. She was named an American Management Association Top Leader for two years in a row and has also been Money Magazine’s Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes’ best websites for women.
A member of the Northwestern University Council of 100 and the Young Entrepreneur Council, Alexandra received the prestigious Emerging Leader Award from her alma mater. The award honors a Northwestern graduate under 35 who had made a significant impact in her field and in society. She was also named to the Thinkers50's Radar Class of 2019. This global organization identifies the individuals developing the most compelling business and management ideas of our age. She resides in Chicago, IL.